Monday, 22 October 2007

The Best Thing about a Postal Strike

Is that all your packages arrive at once! Here at last is my Fall Felted Bag from my partner Penny Here's the HUGE bag she made for me and it's full of goodies! Question is, will my laptop fit inside?
You bet it will and Penny has sewn in an extra pocket on the inside which is exactly the right size for the mouse! Well done Penny, it's a really great, useful bag, thanks a million. But wait, Penny sent more...
The dark yarn you can't quite see is Hacho 100% Merino which is SO soft, Regia Bamboo and a thick single from DuraSport with some Canadian Kool-Aid for dyeing with. How fabulous is this? But wait there's more...
Clods (apparently addictive so I haven't opened them yet!) Cadbury's Dark Chocolate and some handcream(Penny, how did you know I had just finished my last tube?) And a really pretty beaded bag - isn't this lovely? Inside is a necklace and a pair of earrings which are beautiful but can I take a decent picture of them? No of course not. I'll keep trying though as you deserve to see them - they're great.
So thanks to my new friend in Canada who sent me a wonderful package that was definitely worth the wait. I love it all and don't worry I won't be giving any of it away Penny!!

Oh yeah, the worst thing about a Postal Strike? Is people who buy something from you on eBay (or via your website) in the middle of a Postal Strike and then complain that their parcel hasn't arrived..... Messages vary from ' bk not arrvd...problem? thnx' (I kid you not, people really do use text language to complain.) to the longwinded letter of meticulous complaint spanning several paragraphs. It's been impossible not to write sarcastic replies beginning with 'Yes, there's a problem - it's called a Postal Strike, it's beyond my control.' or ' You may not be aware but we have been having a series of Postal Strikes.....' I'm at the end of my tether with them and I don't think I can bear to write anymore replies.

Off to try and finish my Tilted Duster....



4 comments:

Penny said...

I am glad your package finally arrived. I didn't know there was a postal strike until you wrote it on your blog. Glad the lap top fit in the bag. Guess the heavy piece I put in the bottom of the bag will work out if you are going to use the bag for your laptop. My exchange bag should be arriving anytime now and I am ansy with anticipation.

Jeanne said...

Wow - great swap! Love the bag - how nice that your laptop fits. Hope the postal strike ends soon!

Lesley said...

My package arrived today, and it's GORGEOUS! Thank you, details are being posted on my blog now...

And there is another connection here....

Arianne said...

Those people need to just shut the fuck up! Who complains about an item not arriving when there's a bloody postal strike?! Idjits.

Pardon my language.

Love your new bag!! :)